I pay $86 a month for Digital Preferred and $50 a month for Blast Internet from Comcast. I also use Tivo and that is $13 a month. That is just too much money to spend a month for TV, IMO. We use the Internet and Netflix more than watch TV, but still use TV for Pens games, Disney Junior and Nick Junior for the kids, AMC, A&E, and Network channels. Plus our current Tivo box is having some problems and this our fourth box having troubles in two years. I'm just tired of dealing with them.
I was looking at Direct TV and I am impressed at what they are offering. I can get pretty much the same channels (plus Disney Junior and Nick Junior in HD which Comcast doesn't offer) for $50 a month ($70 a month after the 1st year) plus their Genie DVR seems impressive and is a big upgrade to my Tivo Premiere by offering more than double the HD recording capacity and double the tuners. Plus the ability to stream to other TV's.
I don't think DISH is an option because they don't offer Disney Junior. That is non-negotiable in my house. Gotta love kids
Here are my questions:
- Is Direct TV worth it? Is the Genie DVR any good?
- If I cancel my Comcast TV service, will my Internet only price remain the same? (Have to stick with Comcast, can't get Fios or DSL)